Re: what is INFANTRY drill like in NY ?
Here in VA, we generally don't even pull the rifles out. There is no need. Occasionally we will roll around in the humvees and practice cordoning off areas, setting road blocks, and doing riot control (we are on state duty). laser tag and paintball sounds more like RSP type stuff though. Dont be surprised if you do join though and you don't do a whole lot of training at drill.. there is just no funding to make it happen, so commanders save all their high speed training for AT, and that is where you go through thousands of rounds, and battle drills, room clearing and the like. As an 11C I can promise you that you wont be out shooting mortars every drill. Those things are incredibly expensive. You might practice setting them up, aiming, and keeping proficient with them though.. But again, everything is Unit dependent.
VA ARNG 2010-2012
PA ARNG 2012-Present